Bus, Pickup and Camper : Germans Bring Affordable Modular Electric Car to Market
A light electric vehicle with a modular body has dimensions of 3640/1600/1940 mm, weighs less than 600 kg in the basic version and is positioned as an ATV in many European countries. Thus, the XBUS payload is limited to 450-600 kg. However, thanks to its electric powertrain and square shape, it can accommodate up to four passengers and their luggage.
The main feature of the XBUS is 10 modular interchangeable bodies that turn it into a passenger van, cargo van, pickup truck, flatbed car, convertible, camper, etc. The camper modification has a panoramic roof and is optionally equipped with a double bed. All versions are also available in an off-road version with all-terrain tires and increased ground clearance in combination with all-wheel drive.
The clever design makes it easy to fit different types of body panels at the rear while maintaining a pretty face with a pair of round LED headlights.
The basic version of the XBUS has a 10 kWh battery with a range of up to 200 km. If this is not enough for the buyer, an additional 30 kWh battery can be installed, which will increase the range to an impressive 600 km. Four geared motors transform the electric vehicle into a permanent all-wheel drive SUV. They give out a total of 20 hp. continuous power and a maximum power of 75 hp. in peak modes. Despite weighing less than 600 kg. Prices in Germany for the new product start at 18,070 euros for the cheapest commercial option and reach 32,370 euros for an off-road camper.